The United States has resettled about 85,000 refugees so far this year, including 12,500 Syrians. That's in comparison to Canada, which has taken in more than 300,000. Meanwhile, immigration has been one of the most contentious issues of this presidential election, with Republican candidate Donald Trump promising the construction of a wall along the Mexican border and his son comparing Syrian refugees to a bowl of candy with a few pieces that "would kill you." Anne Richard, Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration at the U.S. Department of State joins us to discuss immigration and the world's growing number of refugees, including unaccompanied children.
Resources for those Interested in Helping Refugees (Recommended by Ann Richard)